On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Brian Sheehan wrote: > I've recently done a fresh installation of freebsd 4.9, and now I want > to migrate the user accounts from a redhat 9 machine to the new freebsd > machine, and hopefully keep logins and passwords unchanged. Is this > possible?
It is possible, but you need to write a shell or perl script to combine the user entries in the Linux files /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow to one file having the FreeBSD /etc/master.passwd format. Then you will have to append your file to /etc/master.passwd an to run pwd_mkdb to build the data bases. > Also, what would be the best way to go about moving the users' home > directories from the linux box to the freebsd one? I would NFS export the home directories on the Linux box and mount them on your FreeBSD system. Then you can copy all the files with tar: tar cCf /path/to/nfs/mount - . | tar xvpCf /path/to/new/home/dirs - Best regards Konrad Heuer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) ____ ___ _______ GWDG / __/______ ___ / _ )/ __/ _ \ Am Fassberg / _// __/ -_) -_) _ |\ \/ // / 37077 Goettingen /_/ /_/ \__/\__/____/___/____/ Germany _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"